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Where is tape media headed?

By Andrew Dodd, WW Marketing Communications Manager, HP Storage Media

 

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We’re more than eighteen months into the life of LTO-6 Ultrium, the newest version of the most successful tape backup and archiving format in existence. More than 900,000 HP LTO-6 cartridges have been sold to date, to add to the 73 million HP Metal Particle Ultrium cartridges shipped to customers since the format was launched in 2000. For that reason, LTO-6 has already surpassed its predecessor, LTO-5, in terms of adoption rates. That said, now seems like a good moment, therefore, to look at these trends in more detail and consider what the future may hold for tape media.

 

Taking center stage at IBC2012: how to protect and archive digital content

Simon Watkins.jpgWelcome back guest blogger Simon Watkins, who is heading to Amsterdam this weekIBClogo.png to attend the International Broadcasting Convention. It seems that more than ever before, much of the pre-show buzz this year is about how best to protect and archive digital content, the lifeblood of the media and entertainment industry. Here’s why the best answer is LTO-5 with LTFS-based solutions. The blog also offers a great list of links to much more information on LTO with LTFS.

HP StoreOpen with LTFS for Windows: Making tape as easy to access and share as disk

Just launched, HP StoreOpen with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) for Windows is a new tape-based file system for HP LTO-5 tape that is a true game changer when it comes to the usability and portability of tape in standalone Microsoft Windows environments. Find out more about the benefits and value of LTFS for Windows, plus use studies from the media and entertainment industry and links to more information. It's all here in this guest blog post by Simon Watkins, Worldwide Tape Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage.

 


Lights, camera, action! HP LTO-5 tape with LTFS takes starring role at 2011 NAB show

The 2011 NAB show, the world’s largest digital media and entertainment (M&E) event, kicks off in Las Vegas on April 9—with a spotlight on video workflow and video asset archive solutions featuring HP LTO-5 tape and Linear Tape File System (LTFS). So why is HP LTFS creating some real buzz among customers, vendors and analysts in this industry? Simply put, this exciting new tape technology is revolutionizing the value of tape for video production and digital media professionals. Here’s a closer look at how LTO-5 with LTFS makes video storage, sharing and archiving easier

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